ICC WTC Final will play like ‘World Cup Final’, Team India bowlers made a strong plan


Southampton: The bowlers of the Indian team believe that reaching the final of the ICC World Test Championship is the result of two years of hard work and never giving up, and the team took all their strength for the match against New Zealand from June 18 to 22. Will give

Indian bowlers will give 110 percent

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin told ‘BCCI.TV’ that the New Zealand team will benefit from playing two Test matches against England before this match, but Team India will have to adjust to the situation to deal with this challenge. . Fast bowlers Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma compared it to the ODI World Cup and said that the team will have to give 110 percent.

‘NZ will benefit’

Ravichandran Ashwin said on New Zealand’s tour of England, ‘I hope that the New Zealand team will come to us with a well planned and excellent preparation. He has definitely benefited after playing 2 Tests so we have to adapt to that.

‘The result of great effort’

Describing the journey of the last two years for the WTC as emotional, Ishant Sharma, the only player who has experience of 100 Test matches in the team, said that the team’s arrival here in the changed situation due to Corona virus is the result of great efforts.

‘This match is like a World Cup final’

Ishant said, ‘It has been a very emotional journey, this is an ICC tournament which is as big as the 50-over World Cup final. Virat has said before that it is not a month but the result of 2 years of continuous hard work. We were under pressure after the change in rules due to Kovid-19, we had to work very hard. Was to win 3–1 (or 2–0) against England.

‘Great performance at AUS’

Mohammed Shami said that after the Adelaide Test in Australia, the way the team performed in the absence of experienced bowlers is commendable. He said, ‘Now it is about giving your 110 per cent. It is like trying for the last time after our hard work of 2 years. It is necessary that we make a double effort in this.

‘Confidence found in AUS’

Mohammed Shami further said, ‘The best moment for us came in Australia, in the absence of senior bowlers, the youngsters did a great job. It is also a learning process and it gives confidence. He set a standard.

the power to return from any circumstance

Ishant Sharma also seemed to agree with Shami. He said, ‘After that tour, the belief in the team that we can come back from any situation, it was a moment to take Indian cricket to the next level. I was not a part of that series but got a lot of confidence from it.

‘Willing to play at neutral venue’

Ashwin said that the concept of WTC has increased the importance of Test cricket and he would like to play more Tests at neutral venues. He said, ‘In all these years we have never played a Test at a neutral venue. The conditions will be almost the same for both the teams.

‘Won’t get home advantage’

Mohammed Shami supported Ashwin’s views, saying that the role of weather in England will be very important. He said, ‘Both teams will play on foreign soil, it will be a good match and neither team will get the benefit of the home environment.’

‘Weather is important’

Ravichandran Ashwin said, ‘When you talk about the conditions in England, it is said that ‘the conditions (weather) are the most important’. It is sometimes jokingly said that in England you should think about covering the clouds instead of covering the ground.

Ishant told the plan

Ishant said that one has to bowl differently here. He said, ‘In India the ball gets old quickly and gets reverse swing but here the ball has to be tapped forward to swing. Somebody has to take the responsibility of maintaining the shine of the ball. If it is done properly then it will help the fast bowlers.


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